Collector ‘can’t believe it’ after finding ultra-rare Haaland card that could be worth thousands

A football card collector has taken to social media to share his luck after finding an ultra-rare football collectable that could be worth thousands of pounds.

Charlie Scope took to the UK Trading Cards group to share a picture of a signed Erling Haaland card from his latest box of Panini Prizm 2023/24 Breakaway Hobby Box and the ‘Penmanship’ card is one of only five signed by the Manchester City superstar.

Collectors were quick to appraise the card and suggest it could be worth hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds on auction site eBay after similar rare cards from the collection fetched up to £2,000. Some suggested the rarity of the card could mean prices anywhere from £600 upwards, while others suggested a bidding war could push the price up to four figures.

One said: “All you’d need a huge bidding war. (Con)grats on the pull.”

Another suggested selling quickly as the Prizm sets are new and still in high demand. He said: “The maximum you will get is either sell it straight away on eBay auction whilst the release is still relatively new’ish, or send for grading and pray it’s a 10. Great pull. Strike while the iron is hot.”

The high price of the card is due to the autograph from one of football’s biggest stars but also because the card is one of only five available worldwide. These rare cards are included by Panini in their ‘Hobby Boxes’ randomly meaning some fans have the chance to secure highly valuable limited editions.

The Panini Prizm 2023/24 are some of the most premium cards on the market. The set contains 300 cards including established stars from across the league as well as ‘rookie’ cards – denoting the first time a player has had a dedicated card.

Boxes of the cards are not cheap. A Breakaway box is priced at around £125 on eBay. However, Breakaway boxes do not guarantee and autograph card. Instead fans will have to pay up to £150 for a Hobby Box to guarantee an autograph card.

Prizm cards can be serious business for collectors. This week a Mo Salah one of a kind Prizm card sold for a staggering £6,500 on eBay after a bidding war.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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